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Completely dry raisins do not absorb water from a solution because.......

Completely dry raisins do not absorb water from a solution because.......

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Naina B. | Naina, a versatile tutorNaina, a versatile tutor
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Hi Hilda,
 
Completely dry raisins do not absorb water from a solution because.......
 
their outer layer does not have active pores to support diffusion. Drying has shut down their ion channels in outer-membrane  for water molecules to  be transported past the outer layer and reach the inner mass of the fruit.
 
In practice, raisin do absorb some water with prolonged soaking, try soaking some raisins in water over night and you could see that.
 
Prolonged submersion partially re-activates ion channels for transporting water molecules.
 
Hope you get the point.